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Sunday, 10 September 2017

Illiteracy rate drops to 20.1% in 2016 -CAPMAS

Egypt’s illiteracy rate decreased to 20.1% in 2016, down from 23.7% a year earlier, according to CAPMAS numbers, Ahram Online reports. In total, around 14.3 mn people are unable to read or write, 9.1 mn of them being women, according to the report. The good news is that the younger population is becoming more literate, with illiteracy rate amongst those in the 15-25 years old age bracket falling significantly below the national average at 6.5%. Geographically, Beni Suef has the highest illiteracy rate nationwide at 30.2% followed by Sohag at 30%, whereas North Sinai has the lowest rate at 8.6%.

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